I was in Italy recently and got to visit many stores in Florence and Rome (but unfortunately not Milan) and was able to snap pictures with my flash turned off pretty easily in all of the ones I visited (nobody minded)
I'm going to post them a little at a time in the hopes that many of you who live in Europe will reciprocate and take your cameras along the next time you go shopping to share what you find for those of us living half way around the world
Tie Your Tie - Florence
the stripe on this charcoal jacket is medium brown in color - my camera is making it look red because of the sun's glare - the combination is stunningly beautiful in person
Stefano Bemer - Florence
he needs no introduction...
Settantatre - Florence
these are former Sutor Mantellassi guys who went off on their own and the shoes are stunning - even better than Sutor and only 400-500 euros a pair. The antiquing is top notch. If Kiton and Sutor shoes had an offspring, it would be Settantatre
the store itself has no name on it, just an address...their business card calls the store "LR"
the address is Via Porta Rossi 78/R and it's well worth a visit
Milord - Florence
a Scott Schuman/Sartorialist favorite and much nicer inside than the displays
TO BE CONTINUED...
The settantatre shoes are very beautiful in last and patina,like them very much!